I am always on the lookout for good sushi joints in Zurich so when I read about this unconventional Japanese sushi bar downstairs in the Jelmoli shopping center, I just had to try it for myself. There were quite a few people working behind the bar and the service was very efficient. I ordered a plate of salmon sashimi (6 pieces), a mixed fish maki roll (12 pieces), and a cup of hot jasmine tea. While sipping my tea, I watched the crew prepare the various orders while I waited for mine. The efficiency level was high. Each person worked swiftly and methodically while no one got in each other's way. It wasn't long before my plates were placed before me. The sashimi was fresh and delectable with just the right cut and thickness. The presentation was nice too. There was a small bed of seaweed salad and the wasabi was served up on a cucumber cup. The mixed fish maki was good too, but did not stand out from what I've had in the past.
Half way through my lunch I asked for more ginger and got it within 20 seconds. Again, impressed with the speed of service. One thing that would have made this meal better is if they brewed their tea with real tea leaves instead of serving up individual tea bags.
I came here to eat sushi at Nippon Food in the basement. It was really good and fresh, and it was also fun to walk around the gourmet market beforehand to check out all the foods and sample different kinds of gourmet oil and risotto. I'm glad I found a Groupon for a fantastic meal for two.
Afterward, I went across to Mövenpick to sample a variety of red wines before picking out a lovely bottle from Chile. It's self-service, so you can pour yourself whatever you want to taste from all the bottles on display. At the register, I suddenly remembered that I had some UBS Keyclub points to redeem, so I was able to knock off CHF 20 from the purchase price. Awesome.
Then I went upstairs to the always busy m.a.c. cosmetics counter, but a sales associate was quick to help me with my purchase, and then I was merrily on my way.
Always an awesome experience at this upscale department store, but be prepared to shell out some big bucks.
Did you know that Jelmoli has a huge online store, with clothes and house products, which are actually affordable and of high quality? Also keep an eye on their sales!
Jelmoli is a big store which particularly sells branded articles clothes! They recently have sale a couple of days ago when I was there and I bought something! Service was very friendly and items quality is good.